Doolin is the perfect base to explore the many extraordinary sights and attractions that the area has to offer. We are lucky enough to be located a short drive from the famous Cliffs of Moher, be surrounded by endless hiking and cycling trails that are part of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Burren Geo Park - where you will find a most unique landscape as well as native flora and fauna. Lets not forget the music - Doolin is famed for its traditional Irish music and each night all the pubs host local musicians for a ‘session’ that you will never forget.
A magical landscape that seems to change from craggy cliff to soft folds of green in a heartbeat. A landscape dotted with picture-post card cottages, villages and towns where the secrets of Irish life are unlocked as the music begins. Here, as you take the winding road down to the coast, the magnificent waves of the Atlantic roll in, as old as time – crashing against the ancient cliffs that tell their own beautiful story through flower, bird and animal
The Wild Atlantic Way is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs and buzzing towns and cities, of hidden beaches and epic bays. So whether you drive it from end-to-end, or dip into it as the mood strikes, it's going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70’s and 80’s such as Lisdoonvarna down the road and from the deep musical roots of the county, The Doolin Folk Festival presents powerful music in an intimate setting and ensures that audiences and musicians can feel at one and just enjoy the communal spirit.
In 2011 the Burren Geopark gained Global Geopark status. Making up over 530 square kilometres the Burren Geopark offers a diversity that is second to none. The beauty in the vast array of flora, including Arctic and Alpine flowers that grow surprisingly alongside Mediterranean species. There is also the staggering amount of history in the Burren region with over 2,700 recorded monuments, some dating back over 6,000 years. This has led to the Burren being described as “one vast memorial to bygone cultures”.